2023 AFCON: Nigeria Remains Favourite But Not Massive Favourite – Obi Mikel


Former Nigeria International John Obi Mikel has said Super Eagles remained a favorite for the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast but also admitted that the country is not among the massive favorites.

The array of stars in the present Super Eagles team made the bookmakers pick them as one of the top favourites for the title but the performance on the field has said otherwise.

Former Chelsea midfielder during a chat with CAF media said if Nigeria can win it again, it will be massive.

” Nigeria remained a favorite anytime we went to the tournament, everyone knows that but maybe we are not a massive favorite this time.

“If we can do it again, it will be a massive achievement for us, which is what the country needs for now.

“We need to get our football back to where it should and by winning this tournament, our football will go back to where it should be”, he said.